Godfathers of Ganja

A FILM BY Billy Corben

A hilarious, tragic tale of Florida ganja.
-Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com
You could get a contact high just watching it.
-V.A. Musetto, New York Post


Miami in the '70s and '80s is a pot smoker’s paradise, with countless tons of marijuana being smuggled into the region through three key channels: The Black Tuna Gang, the ganja-worshipping Coptic Church, and the residents of Everglades City. These notorious smuggling rings are eventually brought down by the White House, leading to fierce showdowns with the cops and hundreds of arrests. The Godfathers of Ganja is a fascinating and often hilarious portrait of the rise and fall of Miami’s stoner culture, and the endlessly entertaining “godfathers” who drove it forward.

Theatrical Release Date

Original Languages: English
Genre: Documentary
Running Time: 99 min.
Year: 2011


Robert Platshorn
Billy Corben